Recognized as one of Canada’s greatest voices, jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a mother, singer-songwriter, artist, and philanthropist. Throughout her career, she has captivated audiences both in Canada and Europe with her original pieces and interpretations of jazz standards. Not surprisingly, Molly is a laureate of multiple notable awards, including two JUNO awards, the Governor General Award, the Order of Canada, and the Chevalier Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Outside her own musical endeavours, Molly is also an avid supporter and patron of the arts. As the founding artistic director of Toronto's Kensington Market Jazz Festival, she has introduced hundreds of performers and in her own words built a “local jazz festival that reflects the cultural depth” of the immediate musical community.